Will Bartsch M.S.

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Professional Title
Data Collection and Delivery Research Group Manager

Will’s research focuses on the development and analysis of spatial data to better understand aquatic and terrestrial environments. He is particularly interested in increasing access to spatial data in an effort to both facilitate communication about Minnesota’s natural resources and improve the decisions that impact those resources.


  • M.S. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota - 2012
  • B.S. Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth - 2005


Google Scholar

Linking place-based science to people through spatial narratives of coastal stewardship

7 years 5 months ago
Linking place-based science to people through spatial narratives of coastal stewardshipSilbernagel, J., Host, G. E., Hagley, C. A., Hart, D., Axler, R. P., Fortner, R., Axler, M., Smith, V., Drewes, A., Bartsch, W., Danz, N., Mathews, J. & Wagler, M., Apr 22 2015, In: Journal of Coastal Conservation. 19, 2, p. 181-198 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

Featured Research Projects

The ForCAST tool attempts to provide forestry professionals and land managers with an opportunity to evaluate how a changing climate and changing markets might a

Online mapping tools and data for natural resource planning, management, and research in Minnesota.

Helping decision-makers prioritize where to restore and protect wetlands in Minnesota.

NRRI News Articles

NRRI Scientist Will Bartsch delivers easy-access, data-driven information for good resource decision-making.

State funds development of a GIS tool that puts 400 layers of information at finger tips for better planning, management

NRRI unveils an updated and upgraded technology tool to help wetland restoration efforts achieve the best possible outcomes.